O Christmas Tree

More Christmas fun! Good afternoon, I hope today is fabulous for you! My mom and I finished decorating the house for Christmas by putting the tree up. As far as Christmas fun, this is my favorite day of the year aside from Christmas day and eve. Sadly, I didn’t get to put up y own tree with all my own stuff in my own house. I LOVE listening to music and looking at all my ornaments and remembering where they are from. (Whenever we go somewhere new we buy an ornament as a souvenir.) Well, there is always next year in our NEW house! We are going to put up a small tree in my bedroom but it just won’t be the same. Sad smile Anyway, I still had fun! Here are some pictures from the occasion:





We put blankets around the bottom b/c last year we broke a really nice ornament on the hardwood floor! I broke one this year in the BACK corner, the only place the blankets were not, but it was just a cheap green ball ornament so it’s ok. Smile




Some of my favorite ornaments:





pooped from all the “hard work”



I finally have some good running news! I have not run since my disastrous 16 miler on Saturday, but I have walked 3 times with my mom and I stretch several times a day, do some yoga poses, foam, roll, and ice. Well, yesterday I got my IT band strap in the mail, and I wore it today on our walk…no knee pain! granted, I didn’t really try running, but walking was fine, woo hoo! I may try an EASY 2 miler tomorrow with a long warm up and see if it starts hurting, and if it is I am stopping. it usually starts around the first mile or so, so we will see!

QOTD: Have you ever used any type of knee strap or sleeve for running?

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  1. When I played basketball in high school, I wore a knee strap. It worked pretty well for me. 🙂

    I am currently having knee pain so I’ve been running with a knee brace on each knee. Injuries suck!

    Hope the band helps on the run! 🙂

  2. You look so much like your mom! 🙂

    I never tried a strap, but I did try Kinesio-tape. I. Love. That. Stuff! It is also used to help cure ITBS. I sure helped me with my IT Band troubles. Youtube has lot of videos on it!

    • haha I get that ALL the time. People ask if we are sisters and she of course just loves that!
      I have some of that and tried it but I sweat a lot and it falls off a lot! 🙁

  3. We will be decorating ours next Friday after Thanksgiving. I can’t wait!!!

  4. Your tree looks beautiful! We are just finishing up putting lights and stuff up! I am so ready for the Thanksgiving/Christmas break! I know you are too!

  5. Aww pretty 🙂

    I wore a knee strap back before I knew I tore my mensicus. I convinced myself I had runner’s knee and thought it would help. It didn’t 🙁 But I really hope it helps you!

  6. danicastacijo says:

    I sometimes wear a knee brace on my right knee.

  7. Awww I love how animals have to be in the middle of everything. That look on her face is so precious!

  8. putting up the tree is one of the best parts of the holidays! we also collect ornaments as souvenirs. our most recent one came from last month’s trip to New Zealand! 🙂

  9. I know how you feel about seeing your husband. When Brian was in the Academy, I only go to see him each weekend, so it was horrible being away from him! At least you are with your family!